Town teams are positive and proactive organisations that include businesses,landowners and residents working collaboratively with their local governmentto improve a place or area, often a town centre or ‘main street’.They are catalysts for positive change and are focused on building relationships and practical actions to progress their area.
Town Team Movement has prepared ‘How To Guides’ and other resources to help start a new town team and assist existing town teams to become even more successful. This information is provided for free to existing or potential new town teams, but local governments and other organisations need to pay to access the resource hub.
If you are not sure if you are part of a registered town team, the current list of teams is available at https://www.townteams.com.au/town-teams/
Please email [email protected] to enquire about accessing the Resource Hub if you are not an existing or new town team.
Town Team Charter and Commitments
The ‘town team’ name and concept is subject to copyright in Australia.
All town teams must commit to and act in accordance with the Town Team Charter. The charter is a shared story of what town teams are and how they should behave. It helps explain our movement’s collective values and expectations. It’s a summary of the ‘town team way’.
Town Team Commitments
To be a town team, you must live these commitments.
Town teams are not political or politically-aligned and are independent from governments. They include people from all walks of life creating positive change in their communities. The teams work for the benefit of communities, not for individual or factional advancement nor political reasons.
2.Cooperate and Empower
Town teams include businesses and residents working cooperatively to create vibrant, sustainable and successful places. They are run by the community, for the community. Teams aim to empower people through innovation and creativity.
3.Provide Positive Leadership
Town teams should be positive influences in their community and lead by example. They build the resilience; connections; understanding; tolerance and generosity of their communities.
Towns and places are complex eco-systems of people, cultures, transport, work, buildings, environments and businesses. Town teams aim to spread benefits to all sectors of the community. Creating positive change requires broad discussions and a clear understanding of what you are trying to achieve and how to deliver this vision.
5.Promote High-Quality Development
Town teams encourage high-quality, environmentally sustainable development that provides for current and future residents, businesses and communities. We innovate to create regenerative communities.
6.Behave Responsibly and Ethically
Town Teams and their members operate with integrity, honesty and respect at all times.